28 days in Western US Itinerary

28 days in Western US Itinerary

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28 days in Western US Itinerary

Start: Nashville
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Page
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Flagstaff
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Las Vegas
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Los Angeles
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
San Francisco
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Seattle
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
7
Yellowstone National Park
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Grand Teton National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Nashville

2
nights
Page

Page ©
Originally little more than a simple camp constructed to house workers who built a nearby dam on the Colorado River, Page is now a popular stop for travelers preparing a trip to Arizona's canyon country.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy some diversion at Gunfighter Canyon, take a memorable drive along Cape Royal, and then take in breathtaking views at Antelope Canyon.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Page trip maker tool .

Nashville to Page is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Nashville to Page. In September, plan for daily highs up to 86°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Flagstaff.

Things to do in Page

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Horseshoe Bend ©
Horseshoe Bend
Cape Royal ©
Cape Royal
Navajo Bridge ©
Navajo Bridge

4
nights
Flagstaff

Flagstaff ©
Sitting at an elevation of 2,135 m (7,000 ft) and just a short trip from the Grand Canyon and other natural wonders, the city of Flagstaff attracts outdoor enthusiasts from around the world.
Explore Flagstaff's surroundings by going to Grand Canyon National Park (Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon South Rim, & more).

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Flagstaff trip site .

You can drive from Page to Flagstaff in 3 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. When traveling from Page in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Flagstaff: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Flagstaff

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Grand Canyon National Park
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon South Rim ©
Grand Canyon South Rim
Bright Angel Trail ©
Bright Angel Trail
South Kaibab Trail ©
South Kaibab Trail

4
nights
Las Vegas

Las Vegas ©
Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Go for a jaunt from Las Vegas to Boulder City to see Hoover Dam about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the local landmark of Fountains of Bellagio, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian, and admire the natural beauty at Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Las Vegas visit planner.

You can drive from Flagstaff to Las Vegas in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a shuttle. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Flagstaff in September: highs in Las Vegas hover around 93°F, while lows dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hoover Dam
Highlights from your plan
Fountains of Bellagio ©
Fountains of Bellagio
The Strip ©
The Strip

4
nights
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Los Angeles: Anaheim (Disneyland Park & Disney California Adventure Park). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Universal Studios Hollywood, kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, immerse yourself in nature at Topanga State Park, and admire the masterpieces at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Los Angeles journey builder tool .

Getting from Las Vegas to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Las Vegas in September, with highs in Los Angeles at 85°F and lows at 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Anaheim, Santa Monica Pier
Highlights from your plan
Disneyland Park ©
Disneyland Park
Universal Studios Hollywood ©
Universal Studios Hollywood
The Getty Center ©
The Getty Center

4
nights
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
San Francisco is known for nature, museums, parks, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Ferry Building Marketplace, take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf, and make a trip to Lombard Street.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our San Francisco sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in San Francisco at 76°F and lows at 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Seattle.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Fisherman's Wharf ©
Fisherman's Wharf

2
nights
Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the waterfront at Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, enjoy breathtaking views from Space Needle, then admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and finally take a stroll through Pike Place Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Glasshouse Studio, then explore the world behind art at Seattle Art Museum, and then examine the collection at The Museum of Flight.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Seattle online travel planner .

Fly from San Francisco to Seattle in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Seattle are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Chihuly Garden and Glass ©
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market

5
nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
Yellowstone National Park is known for nature, wildlife, trails, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in breathtaking views at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn, and trek along Artist Point.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yellowstone National Park attractions website .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Seattle in September: highs in Yellowstone National Park hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grand Teton National Park.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone ©
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Mount Washburn ©
Mount Washburn
Hayden Valley ©
Hayden Valley

2
nights
Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park ©
The peaks of Grand Teton National Park aren't the highest in the world, but they sit atop what might be nature's archetypes for mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore and take pictures at 42-mile Scenic Loop Drive, take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier View Turnout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Hidden Falls, and finally hike along Cascade Canyon Trail. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Grand Teton National Park travel route planner.

Drive from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in September, you will find days in Grand Teton National Park are somewhat warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (38°F). On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Cascade Canyon Trail ©
Cascade Canyon Trail
Hidden Falls ©
Hidden Falls

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